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Gathering 153: “Moral Foundations – Authority/Subversion”

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What does your moral foundations profile look like? Elections offer us the perfect opportunity to reflect upon our morals and intuitive ethics that shape our narratives and virtues. While the culture wars and populist movements are beginning to gain momentum, where do you stand? Join us this week for our continued worship series, Moral Foundations, as ellie Hutchison, our Member In Discernment, examines the fourth of six moral foundations, Authority/Subversion.  
 

What does “authority” mean for you? In the political sphere, it describes any of the moral principles legitimizing differences between individuals' rights and duties by virtue of their relationship with the state. In a familial sphere, it describes our lived experience with individuals who influence how we self-identify such as our parents and teachers. But how do we collectively decide the virtues of leadership and followership? And how do we not undermine legitimate authority or respect for our traditions as a society? The answer may be to simply change or reimagine our relationship with power. Jesus understood this. As an agent of subversion, Jesus modeled what it meant to be a light for the oppressed by listening to the needs of others and to be an authority for good.

 

Recorded live at Beatitudes Church in Phoenix, AZ on 10/16/20

Preaching: ellie hutchison

Scripture Reader: Janelle Tapphorn

Scripture Reference: Micah 3:9-12 

Video Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDl6iuku_mw  
 

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